Gosau - Moments of Bliss
A warm welcome to the Gosau Valley!
The yawning high valley seems to be far from any large metropolis, and yet it was densely populated millions of years ago. The imposing Gosau Ridge-mountain ridge, whose rugged scenery dominates the valley, was once namely a coral reef which rose out of the primordial ocean Tethys. In the Gosau valley, one can find one of Austria’s best-known and most-loved scenes: At the head of the valley, at the feet of the Gosau Ridge, lies Lake Gosau. By calm waters, the lake reveals the reflection of the Dachstein Glacier and the highest peak of Austria, the Hoher Dachstein. Spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!
Discover Gosau in Spring, Summer and Autumn
The Gosau Lake Experience
Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
» The Gosau Lake Experience
Excursion planner through the World Heritage
There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.
» Excursion planner through the World Heritage
The 60th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat in Gosau
From 17th of July to 31st of July the 61th Ecumenical Church Music Retreat will take place in Gosau, Upper Austria under the auspices of the Association for Church Music of the Evangelical Church of the Palatinate in Germany.
» 61sth Ecumenical Church Music Retreat Gosau 2017
The Nature and Mountain Adventure World offers many exciting adventures with plenty of things to explore and lots of exercise. And the kids will not be the only ones standing in awe at the Adventure World of Koppenbrüller Cave.
» Family events
“Yodeller” brass music in the Gosau Valley
The small Kalvarienberg (Mount Calvary) Church in Gosau provides a stunning background to this musical event—a melodious holiday occasion with exceptional panorama views. It promises to be a unique local experience that you’ll never forget!
» “Yodeller” brass music in the Gosau Valley
Hike with musical entertainment to the Zwieselalm and the huts
We start with a folk music brunch at the hut "Gablonzerhütte", moderated by Peter Gillesberger. High-profile and well-known folk music groups play for hikers but also for the radio brunch "Wann i a Musi hör"!
» Hike with musical entertainment to the Zwieselalm and the huts
Midsummer Festival on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Saturday, 17th of June 2017 : With Non-stop cable car service, live music at the Gablonzer Hütte and the Breininghütte, food and drinks and music at the solstice fire and much more…
» Solstice fires on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show
Discover natural experiences in a class of their own: Unforgettable mountain trips with magical sunsets and rises or magical energetic places to suit every taste. Simply irresistible!
» Natural spectacle
Hiking with Betty in the Gosau Valley
Natural spectacle “Löckermoos” in Gosau
With the slow train to the raised bog. Weekly "Guided walks" from June to October, with the popular hiking guide Betty. Not to be missed! We enjoy the view of the stunning mountain panorama of the Gosaukamm and a break at a rustic mountain hut.
» Natural spectacle “Löckermoos” in Gosau
Guided hike 'Kasraos' on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
The walk to the Zwieselalm starts with magnificent views of the Dachstein peak and the surrounding mountains. From here, it’s on to the traditional Rottenhofhütte. Here different cheeses are made in summer
» Guided hike 'Kasraos' on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Hiking at a glance
Dachstein West Hiking World
Here where skiers come to put their carving skills to the test in Winter, the gently rolling green meadows and mountain ridges offer fantastic views – the perfect place to enjoy a walk.
» Dachstein West Hiking World
Breakfast in an Alpine hut
Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day
» Breakfast up on an alpine pasture in the World Heritage region
Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.
» Rock Climbing
Service & Information
Tourist information Gosau
nformative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with News from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
» Tourist Office Gosau
Salzkammergut Experience Ticket
Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, with shipping and boating opportunities, mountain railways and uphill facilities, salt mines, ice caves & caverns, museums, swimming opportunities as well as with various recreational facilities and activities
» The Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card: Why pay more…?
Information - Anything you want to know – at a glance
Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
History & World Heritage
Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» UNESCO World Heritage region
Heritage Museum - A journey through time!
Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!
» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt
Winter holiday in the Gosau valley: A fairytale in white
Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
Cross-country skiing in Gosau
When the snow glistens in the sun and the sky is blue – then it is time to get your cross-country skis on. Discover the most beautiful cross county tours and trails in the Gosau valley.
» Cross-country skiing in Gosau
Overview of ski rental stores
You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.
» Overview of ski rental stores: Service & Support to get you on the run!
Fly high in winter
Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt.
» Ice climbing in Bad Goisern – An ice cold adventure